Yes I have used the vmax 40 gr with good success. However on this TOUCHY subject I use a 55 grain vmax moly. It has Never let me down or has any large game animal that I have harvested EVER, EVER suffered or taken more then four steps before expiring. I have researched the laws and many states allow 22 centerfires to harvest large game animals. I really do enjoy the views and forum on this subject. Freedom of speech is what I respect and defend.